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Get A Crash Course On Cooking With Local Fish During Slow Food East End's Chef Series

Nicole Barylski

Chef Ned Baldwin. (Courtesy Photo)

The next Slow Food East End (SFEE) Chef Series will focus on local bounty of the sea and how to highlight the featured fish's flavor profile. On Wednesday, March 31, Ned Baldwin, Houseman Restaurant chef and owner, will welcome viewers into his Orient kitchen for an entertaining evening revolving around seafood. Baldwin will be joined by cookbook author Peter Kaminsky, who he partnered with on the new cookbook, How to Dress and Egg. SFEE chair Pennie Schwartz will host the evening, and there will also be a special visit from Jermaine Owens of North Fork Seafood.

"Chef Series is a new program which debuted in February with Chef Claudia Fleming," Maria McBride, Slow Food East End Event Chair, explained. "Slow Food East End created this monthly cooking demonstration series featuring beloved East End chefs preparing some of their favorite dishes from their kitchens to benefit Slow Food East End's ongoing initiatives supporting school and community gardens, promoting slow food awareness, providing resilience grants to farmers and food producers struggling with economic and natural disasters and a new program launching this spring, Feed the Forks which will address ongoing food insecurity on the Eat End. 100 percent of all ticket proceeds support these efforts."

Baldwin, whose expertise also includes fine arts - he graduated from Yale with a major in sculpting, cooked at notable Manhattan restaurants prior to opening Houseman in Hudson Square, located at 508 Greenwich Street, in 2015. A New York Times review, which earned two stars, raved about the "excellent roast chicken."

"Each month our featured chef will focus on a seasonal holiday and demonstrate how to enjoy the fruits of the vast array of East End seasonal harvests," McBride shared. "These informative lessons will walk viewers through the steps to cooking success. In addition, viewers will be able to interact and ask questions."

She continued, "Segments will include other experts from winemakers, breweries, farmers, food producers to special guests to complement the program. Tickets are available on Slow Food East End, SFEE members receive a discount, new members are welcome anytime!"

Viewers will learn how to filet and prep raw fish from Owens, who will also speak to local fish availability.

"Participating chefs are donating their time to Slow Food East End, proving once again great cooking come from the heart," McBride added.

Tickets to the Chef Series with Ned Baldwin are $50 for general admission and $40 for SFEE members.

Slow Food East End, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is dedicated to achieving "good, clean and fair food for all."

For more information, visit slowfoodeastend.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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